Dragon Ball Fusions Censorship Explained

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Dragon Ball Fusions has been censored in its North American release. Only one thing was changed however: the swords. If you are familiar with Dragon Ball lore, very few characters use weapons, though they have become iconic, such as Future Trunks with his sword, or even Yajirobe. And in Dragon Ball Fusions, certain characters can perform sword special moves. However, rather than use a sword, it has been replaced with a stick for every single character. This only applies to physical swords however. Things such as energy blades formed around the hand or the Spirit Sword Vegito uses remain untouched.

There was no given reason for this by either Nintendo or Bandai Namco. At least until Censored Gaming released a video detailing a reason. In the video down below, they explained that through private messages on Facebook, Bandai Namco revealed the decision to change the swords into sticks was made by both Nintendo of America and Bandai Namco. Currently, there is no word if Europe will receive the same censorship on their version, which is set for release on February 17, 2017. There is more information as to what one employee thinks, but this cannot be seen as the official opinion of Bandai Namco.

The funny thing is that I actually thought these were supposed to be wooden swords for a long time, like maybe they would upgrade to a sword, like what Future Trunks or Janemba use. Did you think the same thing? Are you bothered with this change? Be sure to let us know in the comments below!

About Jonathan Falu

I am currently a college student at Temple University as a MSP major in Emergent Media, and wish to one day be a paid video game critic. I currently do video reviews on the channel The Smartest Moron on Youtube over here: https://www.youtube.com/c/TheSmartestMoronReviews